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Survey: Local nonprofits still facing ongoing challenges

PROVIDENCE – Low pay and limited benefits offered for employees due to having few resources, having few donors contributing to their causes and responding...
PLAYTIME: Jordan Towle, a visitor services manager at the Providence Children’s Museum, plays with Jorge Rodrigues, 1, of Providence. The museum, according to Executive Director Caroline Payson, relies on ticket sales and membership fees to bolster operating costs. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding workforce is labor intensive for local nonprofits

The COVID-19 pandemic’s cascading aftereffects have been complicated and hard to shake for Rhode Island’s nonprofits, which employ 67,000 Rhode Islanders. That number represents...

United Way of R.I. to launch nonprofit resource center in fall,...

PROVIDENCE – Nancy Wolanski feels Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector is overlooked, under resourced and there are not enough adequate investments in the capacity of...
A RECENT SURVEY conducted by the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island and the United Way of Rhode Island show that the surveyed nonprofits are struggling financially, particularly with inflation. Many are also experiencing a staffing crisis. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Survey: Local nonprofits struggling with financial, staffing woes

PROVIDENCE – A survey conducted by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island paints a bleak picture for...
HIGHER PRIORITIES: Mario Bueno, executive director of Progreso Latino, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive social services to Latin Americans in Rhode Island, speaks with Johanna Tones, bookkeeper. Bueno said the 2020 census is not as high a priority for immigrants as other, more-pressing concerns, such as working and housing.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats...

The last time a U.S. census form arrived in the mail, Marcela Betancur helped her mother fill it out. As a 20-year-old, she had...
INCREASED GIVING: United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato, center, talks with Jason Boulan, project manager, digital media marketing, and Angela Bannerman Ankoma, executive vice president, director of community investment. Nicolato said the nonprofit has so far seen an increase in giving this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Proving value key to preserving donations

The new federal tax law implemented this year – with a doubling of the standard deduction amount allowed for individuals and married couples –...
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